When the Nest Expands…



We are so blessed and grateful to the Lord to  announce …



… our nest is getting cozier!

Baby #6 is due early May … and we are so thrilled!

{What a great time to move nests … from one house to another in just the right time … the Lord knows what He is doing!}

We just told the girls this past  Thanksgiving weekend … they could barely believe it … they were excited and kept asking “Are you sure?!? Is this serious?”

After we reassured them it was for real, they started guessing whether it will be a boy or girl. The truth is – whatever God gives us is best! We are happy to add another girl or if it is a boy, then it will be a fun new chapter, as well! Of course, they are telling everyone they know so I thought it would be a safe time to formalize it.

I’m 13 weeks now and feeling much better after a few weeks of nausea and general early pregnancy discomfort.
The BEST thing that blessed my heart happened while we were packing up the girls room for our big move in this week. I told the girls how excited I am for them to have their new room where they will all sleep together  (I’ve always thought it would be amazing to have a big all-girl bedroom with all their little beds lined up!)… and I asked them what they were most excited about …
Lacey simply answered, “Mom, We’re MORE excited about the baby than the house!!!!”


How precious!
Now tell me this baby won’t be loved?

It most certainly will.

P.S. I most certainly never dreamed I would so blessed as to have six children. Perhaps I will share with you one day about how the Lord has changed my our hearts over our family size in a later post. God is good. I am so thankful for His mercies!


November 3, 2013 - 12:03 am

Dana Congratulations Gillian 🙂

October 29, 2013 - 7:22 pm

Jamie Congrats, just amazing news!!!

October 28, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Teresa Congrats on your exciting news

October 28, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Melanie I just sent you a note and then read this!!!! Congrats lady!!! Such great news!

October 28, 2013 - 12:26 am

Lynda Lu Gibb Blessed! in the most miraculous way! Happy for all of you!

October 26, 2013 - 8:42 pm

Tara C Eeeeeee!!!! I was just thinking the other day ‘I wonder when (not if. lol!!) Gillian is going to announce baby #6’. So exciting!!!!! I would love to hear your story about how God has changed your heart with regards to family size. I still find it so rough with my 3. Trying to cherish every moment.

October 26, 2013 - 8:04 pm

Jenn I just caught up…new house AND a new baby… Amazing! So happy for you guys !

October 22, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Lauren God IS good! Amen! Congratulations on the expectancy of a new little one to join your family :0)

October 22, 2013 - 9:48 am

Tiffany Congrats Gillian and family!!! So many exciting events in your life!!

October 22, 2013 - 8:55 am

jkendall <3 New house, new baby – Beyond excited for you!

October 21, 2013 - 8:24 pm

Courtney Congratulations to you and your family! Very exciting news, you are very blessed!

October 21, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Chris Gillian (and family), I’ve been following your blog for years. Periodically checking in to enjoy your beautiful pictures and gain strength from your words and faith. I’ve just recently become a mother, and your blog takes on a meaning in totally new level. I just read of your wonderful news, and I could not be happier for your growing family. This baby is blessed, I wish you only the best, and I look forward to reading more about your next chapter. Thank you for sharing.

October 21, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Rachel #6!! You are amazing! 🙂 Congratulations!!!

October 21, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Claire Congratulations Gillian and all the Gauthiers! Lucky little baby to be welcomed by so many loving arms!!

October 21, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Sonya I was waiting for this 😉 Yay!!! Looking forward to this new little ‘L’.